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Reichenstein Castle (Falkenburg)

Reichenstein Castle (Falkenburg)
Burg Reichenstein (Falkenburg)

Reichenstein Castle, also called Falkenburg, is located above Trechtingshausen, a village between Koblenz and Bingen right in the upper Rhine Gorge. The castle's large construction is one of the spectacular examples of the castle reconstruction in neo-Gothic style. Built in the 11th century, was owned by a robber-baron and was destroyed in 1253 and again in 1282. It began its decay in the 16th century. In 1834 Friedrich Wilhelm von Barfuß started the reconstruction. Baron Kirsch Purcelli bought the castle in 1899 and continued the work of reconstruction. The shield wall is particularly noteworthy.

In the castle, in addition to the largest collection of cast-iron plates in Rhineland-Palatinate, are over 1,200 hunting trophies from all over the world, weapons, arms, porcelain and furniture from five centuries. Many concerts and events are also held on the grounds.

Hours: Daily from 10am - 6pm March 1 - November 14.

Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2 €.

[ Source: http://www.loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-rhine/castles/reichenstein.php ]

Related: http://www.burg-reichenstein.de/
Address: Burg Reichenstein
Tags: Riechenstein, Castle, Falkenburg, Cast-Iron Plates, Weaponry


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